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Articles and features 11/03/2022

Key considerations in the new firearms licensing guidance

Key considerations in the new firearms licensing guidance

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The new guidance for firearms licensing, including arrangements for medical checks for firearm certificates, came into effect in November last year in England and Wales, and on 31 January this year in Scotland. Ceylan Simsek, Case Manager, and Dr Karen Ellison, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, discuss the key considerations for GPs

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Articles and features 22/10/2021

The use and disclosure of CCTV footage

The use and disclosure of CCTV footage

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Medical Protection is seeing increasing numbers of queries from GP practices faced with requests for CCTV footage to be disclosed as part of subject access requests. Dr Emma Green, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at the relevant law and offers some practical steps for handling these requests

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Articles and features 01/04/2021

GPs in England and Wales – are you covered for claims?

GPs in England and Wales – are you covered for claims?

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Responsibility for the handling of clinical negligence claims against GPs in England and Wales changed on 1 April 2021. Dr Dawn McGuire, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at what this might mean for you

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Articles and features 30/03/2021

New resource launches to aid record keeping

New resource launches to aid record keeping

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GPConsult.co.uk is a free resource available to all members of Medical Protection. Find out how it helps GPs keep an accurate and concise record of each patient consultation.

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Case report 13/11/2020

Alleged failure to investigate chest pain

Alleged failure to investigate chest pain

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A GP faces a clinical negligence claim on the grounds of failure to undertake cardiac-related investigations. This case report looks at how MPS successfully sought mediation as an alternative form of dispute resolution, avoiding formal court proceedings.

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Case report 13/11/2020

Partnership dispute leads to disciplinary investigation

Partnership dispute leads to disciplinary investigation

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A GP faces suspension after her partner reports her for deficient clinical performance following a dispute. This case report looks at how MPS provided long-term support to the member, enabling her to return to practice.

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Case report 13/11/2020

Delayed diagnosis of renal disease leads to claim

Delayed diagnosis of renal disease leads to claim

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Patient facing kidney transplant or lifelong dialysis makes a negligence claim against GPs and hospital following delayed referral to nephrology and failure to recognise her underlying renal condition. This case report looks at where clinicians went wrong, and explains how MPS managed to settle the case for a moderate sum that was substantially less than the original request.

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Articles and features 13/10/2020

Flu vaccines: managing clinics in the COVID-19 era

Flu vaccines: managing clinics in the COVID-19 era

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Brian Caldwell-White, Case Manager at Medical Protection, and Dr Emma Davies, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, look at the various considerations when controlling risk during this year’s flu vaccination programme

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Articles and features 08/10/2020

Locums in the time of COVID-19

Locums in the time of COVID-19

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Dr Sophie Haroon, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the work of locums

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Articles and features 09/07/2020

Can I provide antibody tests for my practice staff?

Can I provide antibody tests for my practice staff?

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Kate Cowan, case manager at Medical Protection, looks at some recent queries from GP practices on whether they can provide COVID-19 antibody tests to practice staff

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Articles and features 01/07/2020

Is all well with the Wells score?

Is all well with the Wells score?

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Dr Philip White, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at a common cause of claims – missed diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

Dr Gabriel Hendow, an award-winning member of Medical Protection

Dr Gabriel Hendow, an award-winning member of Medical Protection

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Dr Hendow works in Hull and is a member of Medical Protection. He was voted ‘GP of the Year’ in the coveted national General Practice Awards for 2018 for his innovative approach to making Hull and its residents healthier, and for establishing a number of clinics at his practice, based in the Bransholme Health Centre.

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Case report 16/12/2019

Supreme Court judgement following head injury - learning points for m...

Supreme Court judgement following head injury - learning points for medical professionals

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It is very unusual for a clinical negligence claim to reach the highest reaches of the court system. Rarer still are cases involving non-clinical staff such as receptionists. Dr James Lucas, medicolegal consultant, discusses such a case that was recently considered by the Supreme Court and extracts potential learning points for practices.1

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

Thinking differently about patient safety

Thinking differently about patient safety

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An obvious question to ask when people are unintentionally but avoidably harmed is: “why did things go wrong?” Professor Paul Bowie, Programme Director (Safety & Improvement) at NHS Education for Scotland, looks at how we can think differently about patient safety.

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

How portfolio GP careers can help GPs, patients and practices

How portfolio GP careers can help GPs, patients and practices

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You may have heard the term ‘portfolio GP’ more frequently over the last few years. In this article, Dr Mahibur Rahman, a portfolio GP and the medical director at Emedica, looks at the benefits of portfolio GP careers, some popular options and how to get started with them.

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